We spent two nights at Linyanti Bush Camp with some friends and really enjoyed the experience. We found the service friendly and personal. Butler, our guide, was amazing. I liked that he was not a "big 5 hound" intent on showing us big game only, but was also well informed about birds, plants and local customs. He even made termite mounds interesting. His ability to spot game was also extraordinary. We had wanted to see the wild dogs and what did he find but the wild dogs for us.
The camp is small and intimate with a very comfortable, relaxing common dining and sitting area. Sitting around the fire was a favorite past time. The tents are huge and comfortably equipped. We visited in early June, so had no bug issues at all. My recommendation to people who don't want bugs, visit in winter! I never saw a mozzie the whole time we were in Botswana! Nights were cool so very comfortable in the tents, but daytimes were plenty warm.
The food was very nice and varied. We also enjoyed the sundowners and pre-dinner drinks with the staff, and had some wonderful conversations with them over drinks and around the fire.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Linyanti Bush Camp offers the perfect setting for an authentic and wild safari experience. As the only source of water in the dry months, the Linyanti marshes are one of the most sought after destinations in Northern Botswana, boasting a great diversity of game and a peaceful atmosphere. The area offers spectacular birding all year round and is best known for its large herds of elephants that move down to the Linyanti River at the start of the winter months and only move back inland once the main rains arrive. Lion, sable, roan, leopard, and wild dog are also frequent visitors to Linyanti as is the elusive sitatunga antelope, red lechwe, hippo and crocodile. Bordering the western boundary of Chobe in the Chobe Enclave, the Linyanti Bush Camp is an intimate 12-bedded tented camp on the banks of the Linyanti marshes in a private reserve. Activities from the camp include game drives, walking safaris, game viewing from hides, spot-lighting, bird watching, boating and fishing safaris as well as guided mokoro safaris, when water levels permit. Accommodation at the Linyanti Bush Camp is far from primitive with spacious tents, comfortable beds, and en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets, fixed showers and hot water. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Linyanti Bush Camp Hotel Linyanti Reserve